Panel Discussion

Getting Formerly Incarcerated Women Hired

This event has ended. You can watch the recording here.
Getting Formerly Incarcerated Women Hired

Join Janos Marton, a criminal justice reformer who is running for Manhattan DA, Topeka K. Sam, Founder And Executive Director The Ladies Of Hope Ministries, and Lauren Bell, Fair Chance Development Manager at Checkr, Inc. to learn what steps we can take to support women, more specifically women of color, who have been formerly incarcerated. During this conversation, you’ll hear what employers can do along with larger issues that must be addressed to change the criminal legal system.

Meet The Speakers

Lauren Bell
Lauren Bell

Lauren is currently Fair Chance Development Manager at Checkr, who uses advanced background check technology, companies of all sizes can better understand the dynamics of the changing workforce, bring transparency and fairness to their hiring. Prior to joining Checkr, Lauren served as Director, Reentry Division for the City and County of San Francisco - Adult Probation Program.

Topeka K. Sam
Topeka K. Sam

Topeka K. Sam is the Founder and Executive Director of The Ladies of Hope Ministries – The LOHM, co-founder of HOPE HOUSE NYC, President of TKS Ventures LLC, and Faces & Voices Inc. She serves on the board of directors for Grassroots Leadership, Coalition for Public Safety and The Marshall Project.

Janos Marton
Janos Marton

Janos Marton is a lawyer and criminal justice reformer who has spent his career fighting against powerful interests and standing up for New York communities. As Special Counsel to the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption, Marton investigated Democrats, Republicans, and special interests. Janos is a candidate in the 2021 Democratic Primary for Manhattan District Attorney, taking place on June 22, 2021.